Sunday was Penelope's eighth birthday. I don't even know how that happened. She was barely eight weeks old when we met. She's a middle-aged woman now. I can't imagine how the time must fly by with a human child, it sure does with a fur-child.


Anyway, as a lot of basic girls do, I celebrate my pets' birthdays. I don't get wild and throw a party with guests and such, but I make it special. I like to make treats and desserts. So Penelope got Pumpkin Peanut Butter Pupcakes. I kid you not, you'll want to eat the frosting yourself.

Check out the recipe below:


Pumpkin Pupcakes:

  • ½ C whole grain oat flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ C pumpkin puree
  • ½ C shredded carrot
  • ¼ C Greek yogurt

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • ½ C Greek yogurt, cold
  • 1/4 C) peanut butter
  • ½ Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
  3. Scoop batter evenly into muffin tin and bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and let completely cool.
  4. Mix together frosting ingredients.
  5. Place a dollop of frosting on each pupcake.
  6. Excitedly serve to your dog.
  7. Store in airtight container and refrigerate for up to three days.

The recipe I used says it makes six pupcakes. However, I did manage to get twelve with this exact recipe. Mine were small, but I have a small dog. So, it works.

Penelope and Raspy hope your pets enjoy this yummy treat (check out their pic below).


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